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Tyee nets three CAJ investigative journalism award noms

Three Tyee projects scooped up nominations in the 2013 Canadian Association of Journalists annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism.

The Tyee dominated the "community media" category: David P. Ball was nominated for his Tyee series on the "cross-border coal war" between British Columbia and Washington State, and Krystle Alarcon was nominated for her Tyee multimedia report, Angel's Story: Trapped in a Violent World.

The nomination is further recognition for Ball's coal series, which garnered a Webster award in October.

Alarcon picked up a second nomination, in the category of labour reporting, for her Tyee series on Canada's temporary foreign workers controversy published January 2013.

In the series, Alarcon brings together years of recorded injustice and abuse related to the program, which has since undergone review by the federal government.

Winners will be announced at a Vancouver ceremony on May 10. Awards come with a $500 prize.

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